Review: Since the release of his acclaimed 2016 album Animal, Fakear has rocketed towards the higher echelons of underground electronic music. It's a sign of his rapid rise that All Glows feels like one of the most hotly anticipated albums of the year. Happily, we can report that it's another lucid and melodious gem, with the French producer once again prioritizing attractive synthesizer melodies, manipulated samples, imaginative beat programming and atmospheric chord sequences. As with previous excursions, he's opted for a balance of attractive, radio-friendly songs (think quirky, off-kilter synth-pop and drowsy electronic/acoustic fusion, featuring a range of guest vocalists), hazy interludes and inspired instrumentals.
Review: Colure is the second album from Howling. Of course, it is a duo made up of singer songwriter RY X, real name Ry Cuming, and a member of The Acid, and Frank Wiedemann, most famous for being half of Ama and part of the Innervisions crew. One again the pair merge acoustic and electronic instrumentation into lush new soundtracks, with lead single "Bind" already out there and being well received. It features a striking vocal which continues their already well honed style, which start with 2015's Sacred Ground. Retro yet futuristic, it is another richly rewarding work.
Review: British duo Maribou State are back with their first full-length since 2015's breakthrough debut album Portraits, and was a result of a two year long journey to find their sound. Story has it that upon returning to the UK to begin work on new material, they relocated their studio at the back of their home in Hertfordshire to London - only to struggle in finding their creative flow. They began to look outward, making regular excursions out of the city, setting up temporary studio spaces throughout Asia, Oceania, the Middle East to North America and beyond - the result of which is this tremendous LP. Highlights include "Turnmills" their tribute to the now defunct but legendary clubbing institution, the dreamy lo-slung pop of "Nervous Tics" which continues their long standing collaboration with vocalist Holly Walker, and another fabulous hook-up with Houston based purveyors of exotica Khruangbin - on the sublime "Feel Good".
No Fantasy Required (extended alternate mix) (5:36)
Make Me Fall In Love (extended mix) (6:46)
3 Rules (extended version) (6:22)
Having So Much Fun (2:56)
Tell Me Your Secret (4:27)
Always (12" version) (6:44)
Planet E (3:20)
Don't Break My Heart (extended version) (4:49)
Secretary (Plush unreleased demo) (2:20)
Blondes Have More Fun (extended alternate mix) (6:38)
Review: Amazingly, No Fantasy Required is Tiga's first album for seven years, and sees him switch from long-time home Different to Ninja Tune offshoot Counter Records. Those who've followed his career to date will immediately feel at home, as he delivers a set of stylish, attractive songs that variously tip a wink to Gary Numan, Kraftwerk, Junior Boys, Chicago acid, Visionquest, Visage and, of course, his electroclash past. While the references are obvious, Tiga is smart enough to put his own spin on them, resulting in an album that expertly tiptoes the fine line between radio-friendly accessibility and his broad palette of underground club influences.
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